Learn about Butterflies & Explore the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

You are invited to join Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute and Louis Terrazas, Wildlife Refuge Specialist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on a guided tour of the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. This is an opportunity to visit a unique area normally closed to the public. The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge is home to three highly endangered species: the Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly, the Contra Costa Wallflower, and the Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose.

Meet at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge Entrance Gate, 501 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch, CA 94509. Take Highway 4 and exit A Street / Lone Tree Way. Turn North onto A Street. Turn right (East) onto Wilbur Avenue. Turn left (North) onto Fulton Shipyard Road. Cross over the railroad tracks and turn right into the second gravel driveway. The refuge is on your right. Here is a link with a map and directions http://wildequity.org/locations/3143

Wear sturdy shoes for this sandy 1.5 mile hike. No facilities.

You can learn more about these three species at:

Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly http://wildequity.org/pages/3046

Contra Costa Wallflower http://wildequity.org/pages/3047

Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose http://wildequity.org/pages/3048


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  • Amy Zehring

    What great luck we had!!! We saw a Lange's Metalmark Butterfly larva. Tom got a great picture.

    June 27, 2013

  • Tom

    I will go. My name is Tom. My wife, Diane, can't attend. The both of us went to the last walk and had a great time.

    June 26, 2013

  • Laura Suur

    Hi, is anyone who is going or planning to go able to share a ride from San Francisco. If yes, please let me know. Id love to join in!

    June 21, 2013

    • Roni Michaels

      Laura and group,
      Looks like I won't be able to make it after all. Hope you have a wonderful time. This week is just far too busy for me and it's a long drive. Hope to come out for more events soon!
      Darn, and this one sounded so good!!
      -Roni

      June 25, 2013

    • Laura Suur

      Okay, no worries. See you another time!

      June 25, 2013

  • Diana

    Sorry, I had to cancel as last minute but Something came up and I won't be able to go. Hope you can do it again.
    Thank you!
    Diana

    June 21, 2013

  • Diana

    I would love to join the group for this hike to see the butterflies... But because it its in the middle of the week, i may end up not able to. Hope you can do it again on a weekend!
    Thks!

    June 21, 2013

  • Diana

    I would love to join the group for this hike to see the butterflies... But because it its in the middle of the week, i may end up not able to. Hope you can do it again on a weekend!
    Thks!

    June 19, 2013

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